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'm an ideologue or i have a political intent. i think that people jon and i did the rally two years ago, they thought that had a political intent. but i comment on things that are in the news. i do not imagine i'm a newsman, i admire newsman. i enjoy good news. and i'm not a politician. but i like playing political games to see what really happens in them. that's why i formed a super pac or ran for president or formed an exploratory committee -- >> what did you expose about politics by the exploratory committee or testifying on capitol hill which some people were critical of. >> everybody was critical of that. i would do that again in a minute. the super pack was an act of discovery, i didn't intend to have a super pac. i intended a joke about tim pawlenty's ad, voice of god preaching to america from the surface of the moon tim pawlenty saves our country and i don't figure out how to end it. we'll put colbert at the end of ours. and one thing came to another, including a lot of lawyers. there's an entire industry in politics but i didn't know, suspected, entire industry. there's
a pivotal role in so many battles and comfortable base battles. here tonight, jon karl. >> reporter: he was a native of kansas but chose pennsylvania to be his home. after law school at yale, he settled in philadelphia, rising in the prosecutor's office to become district attorney. he took a break in 1964 to work on the warren commission, helping develop the single-bullet theory. specter was elected to the senate in 1980 where he became a fiercely even-handed centrist. he helped sink robert bork's supreme court nomination. >> judge bork i think with all respect you're putting the rabbit in your hat. >> reporter: his tough grilling of anita hill angered democrats. >> i object to that vociferously. i'm asking questions here. >> reporter: and helped lift clarence thomas to the high court. in 2009 he again infuriated republicans by supporting president obama's $800 billion stimulus bill. he lost the support of his party and became a democrat. but pennsylvania democrats didn't return the favor and he lost his bid for a sixth term in the democratic primary. specter battled cancer in 2005 and
many people think you and jon stewart are more effective at exposing hypocrisy, getting to real truths, than the news media is? >> i don't know if that's the case. >> well, i think certainly there are people who believe that. >> ok. they're entitled to their beliefs. i don't know. jokes make me palatable. i would say that. comedy just helps an idea go down. that's all. and just makes you listen for a minute. >> we've been talking some about the absurdity of politics, the political discourse. so here comes your book. >> about damn time. the qvc guys are coming in in a minute, order now and you'll get one. >> this goes right to what you're talking about in this campaign, "america again: re-becoming the greatness we never weren't," at a time when you write about america's perfect, now we should change it. >> fix it. america is perfect and we have to fix it, ok? because america is an exceptional country. >> why write another book here? >> what? >> i mean, you've written others. >> you obviously haven't read it if you have to ask that question. hey, homer. "iliad" was good. why write "the o
disappeared. i first realized this of all places while watching "the daily show," and jon stewart said this attack, it happened. it's not a dream but the aftermath of is, the recovery is a dream realize, and that's martin luther king's dream whatever barriers we put up, to see these guys, firefighter, and policemen from all over the country, rebuilding with buckets. that's extraordinary, and that's why we've already won. 11 years later we can look at our nation and say, well, it's as divided as it's been in recent memory, and maybe he haven't conceived some of the unity we experienced was, as jon stewart said, was just temporary, and that sometimes makes it even more discouraging to watch the spectacle that our national political systems often become. but my chapter of "in the shadow of greatness" explains why i haven't lost hope. that's because i've spent the years since 9/11 surrounded by a group of people who continue to live that dream. and who continue to set their differences aside and put themselves in harm's way, and unfailingly do what thunder country asked of them. and these
and the conservative propaganda machine have opened hunting season. if you saw bill o'reilly's debate with jon stewart a week or so ago you saw big bill repeatedly trying to use me as the poster child for the federal deficit. >>> we have a president here who believes in social justice, alright. he wants to take your money, my money, the money of the one percent. and he wants to give it -- >> he even came armed with a flash card. >> -- bill moyers. there he is. bill gets it. here's what's ridiculous -- >> i wish i had a poster. >> -- $16 trillion debt and we got to pay for bill moyers? let him compete on his own!" >> nice work, o'reilly. and thanks for the attention. but if you had grown up watching sesame street, you'd know your alphabet by now. and you would know npr is not pbs. i'm on television, just like you. well, not exactly like you. you reside in an alternate reality, where the truth is as elusive as a moonbeam and facts as alien as little green men with bug eyes. your flash card even had it wrong. npr doesn't pay me. i don't work for national public radio, never have. this weekly series is on
pleasure for me to be able to stand here for jon and introduce our speaker today. it's a testimony to the importance of north africa, to global security that the secretary of state has taken time to address this conference oh on the ma grab in transition. the forces that are surged through the arab world right now had many of their origins and some of the most promising opportunities for change in the region also have their origins there. we have also seen tragedy but we cannot forget that we've seen tremendous hope and it is that hope which mote vates us today. secretary clinton is no stranger to this topic and she has been putting energy into strengthening the u.s. bilateral relationships with the countries and the ties between those countries themselves since she came into office four years ago. her term as secretary of state follows a distinguished career in publish service as a lawyer in arkansas, as a first lady of the united states and more recently as the united states senator from the state of new york. she not only has the highest approval rating of any member of the u.s.
, both what he and jon stewart do. it's just a very interesting take, because this is a very influential figure right now in politic discourse. >> you guys go way back. you have had fun together. >> yeah, test great, it's fun to know him. >> let's check in with chuck. >>>s if going to be a great day, and it's going to be a great show. i'm looking forward to seeing the >>> a sky diver a tempting to break the sound barrier plans to make his dive this morning. twice now he has been forced to postpone his jump from 23 miles above the grown because of high winds. but this time, forecasters believe the weather will cooperate. he is trying to break a record set back in the 1960. and that was shocking to me, i thought by now, somebody would have set another record. >> well when you have to jump from a balloon 23 miles up, the list is slim. >> wind was their problem there, and we had a breeze here, but not so bad. >> we'll have to check that because commercial aircraft fly at only like 7 miles up. scarey stuff. he is braver than me. outside for now, what a mild way to get your sunday morning star
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